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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 4,800 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinars & Recorded Media Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, storymaps, and seminars.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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Native grasslands have been vastly transformed with the expansion of human activities. Applied fire regimes offer conservation-based management an opportunity to enhance remaining grassland biodiversity and secure its persistence into the future. Fire regimes have complex interactions with abiotic and biotic ecosystem components...
Author(s): Paul J. Gordijn, Timothy G. O'Connor
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire regimes are shifting under climate change. Decadal-scale shifts in fire regime can disrupt the biogeochemical cycling of carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) within forest ecosystems, but the full extent of these disruptions is unknown. It is also unclear whether these disruptions have consequences for the ecological...
Author(s): Orpheus M. Butler, Tom Lewis, Sarah C. Maunsell, Mehran Rezaei Rashti, James J. Elser, Brendan Mackey, Chengrong Chen
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Common land-surface disturbances in rangelands with potential to influence the resistance and resilience of the ecosystem include livestock grazing and fire. The impact of these land-use disturbances on the soil microbial community is important to understand because the soil microbial community provides and supports many ecosystem...
Author(s): Jacob Comer, Lora Perkins
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Human and natural disturbances are key drivers of change in forest ecosystems. Yet, the direct and indirect mechanisms which underpin these changes remain poorly understood at the ecosystem level. Here, using structural equation modelling across a 150+ year chronosequence, we disentangle the direct and indirect effects of major...
Author(s): Elle J. Bowd, Sam C. Banks, Andrew Bissett, Tom W. May, David B. Lindenmayer
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Fire strongly affects animals’ behavior, population dynamics, and environmental surroundings, which in turn are likely to affect their immune systems and exposure to pathogens. However, little work has yet been conducted on the effects of wildfires on wildlife disease. This research gap is rapidly growing in importance...
Author(s): Gregory F. Albery, Isabella Turilli, Maxwell B. Joseph, Janet E. Foley, Celine H. Frere, Shweta Bansal
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sexual regeneration is increasingly recognized as an important regeneration pathway for aspen in the western U.S., a region previously thought to be too dry for seedling establishment except for during unusually wet periods. Due to this historical assumption, information on aspen seedling establishment and factors influencing its...
Author(s): Mark R. Kreider, Larissa L. Yocom
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tree mortality associated with drought and concurrent bark beetle outbreaks is expected to increase with further climate change.When these two types of disturbance occur in concert it complicates our ability to accurately predict future forest mortality. The recent extreme California USA drought and bark beetle outbreaks resulted in...
Author(s): Charlotte C. Reed, Sharon M. Hood
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The destruction of forest cover by wildfires has important consequences on the stability of forest ecosystems. It is well recognized that forests play a key role in regulating the hydrological cycle by modifying rainfall interception and evapotranspiration but also affecting hydrological and erosion responses of the soil surface....
Author(s): Paolo Porto, Giovanni Callegari
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Western North American sagebrush shrublands and steppe face accelerating risks from fire-driven feedback loops that transition these ecosystems into self-reinforcing states dominated by invasive annual grasses. In response, sagebrush conservation decision-making is increasingly done through the lens of resilience to fire and annual...
Author(s): Thomas J. Rodhouse, Jeffrey Lonneker, Lisa Bowersock, Diana Popp, Jamela C. Thompson, Gordon H. Dicus, Kathryn M. Irvine
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
For over 20 years, forest fuel reduction has been the dominant management action in western US forests. These same actions have also been associated with the restoration of highly altered frequent-fire forests. Perhaps the vital element in the compatibility of these treatments is that both need to incorporate the salient...
Author(s): Scott L. Stephens, Michael A. Battaglia, Derek J. Churchill, Brandon M. Collins, Michelle Coppoletta, Chad M. Hoffman, Jamie M. Lydersen, Malcolm P. North, Russell A. Parsons, Scott M. Ritter, Jens T. Stevens
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).